Old Bird: The Irrepressible Mrs Hewlett

Hewlett book imageTuesday May 19th 7pm (doors open at 6.30)

Gail Hewlett talks about her book on Hilda Hewlett, the first woman to win a pilot’s licence (in 1911, at the age of 46). She ran a flying school and manufactured aircraft for the First World War. Known as “old bird” in her family, she was the daughter of the Rev George Herbert, the first vicar of St Peter’s, Kennington Lane.

This talk is jointly organised by Friends of Tate South Lambeth Library and the Vauxhall Society.

Admittance free. Refreshments available.

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